Prospect Point – Exhibitions Manager’s Notes

Prospect Point

Prospect Point is a new American HO logging and branch line layout set in Montana in the fading days of steam. Three small junctions on different levels are linked by steep switchbacks (zig-zags) of track. Geared logger and more conventional steam locos patiently work a variety of lumber, woodpulp and ore trains up and down 1 in 25 grades.Exhib Mgr Plan

The layout is L-shaped with viewers outside the L (they look from bottom or right on the floor plan). With seven metres of fully-modelled layout and two hidden fiddle yards, trains can be seen working a scale mile (65 actual feet) through the switchbacks.

Buildings on the layout are all either scratch-built, or hand-built from laser-cut wood kits. Locos are all DCC and sound equipped; Digitrax wireless DCC works trains, uncouplers and points. The layout has its own lighting and additional sound effects; train unloading on the layout is mechanised. Construction of the layout has featured in “Roundhouse”, the magazine for American modellers in Britain.

Look out for the high wooden trestle; working wagon tippler, fully-equipped sawmill interior and tiny mine trains – all set against steep and rocky slopes where hills surround the logging pond.


After its last exhibition at Eurospoor in November

For further information e-mail Dave Fryer layout coordinator